Below are the recent deaths in Laois.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.
Park Upper, Stradbally, Laois
Cronin Frank, Park Upper, Stradbally, Co.Laois. Passed away on 13th July 2020 surrounded by his loving wife & family. Sadly missed & fondly remembered by his devoted wife Freida, daughters Liz & Emma. Sons Paul & Garry, sister Mary, his adored 8 grandchildren, daughter-in-law Angie, sons-in-law Garry & John, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family & a large circle of friends.
Reposing at his home from 4pm on Tuesday (14th Juy) with rosary at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday (15th July) at 2:30pm in The Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally, interment to follow in Oakvale Cemetery.
Following current govenment advice regarding public gatherings the funeral will be restricted to 150 people in the church. Frank’s family wish to thank everyone for their understanding at this sad time.
Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to ‘The Irish Cancer Society’.
Morette, Emo, Laois/Ballybrittas, Laois
Formerly The Old Pound, Ballybrittas County Laois. Peacefully.
Deeply regretted by his loving wife Peggy, brothers Jimmy and Michael, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Reposing at the O’Neill’s residence Kilbracken, Ballybrittas on Tuesday from 4pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Wednesday (travelling via Morette) arriving St Paul’s Church, Emo for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to the New Cemetery, Emo.
Due to the Covid 19 Directive there will be Social Distancing in place in the house, in the Church and at the Cemetery.
Kathleen McCormack (née Lennon)
11 Killenard, Portarlington, Laois
Peacefully at Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Ben, sons Mike, Ber and Pat, daughter Angie, daughters-in-law Mary and Ann Marie, son-in-law Mick, granddaughters Nicola, Alison, Shauna, Michelle, Aoife and Zoe, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Funeral arriving St John’s Church, Killenard, Portarlington on Wednesday at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.
Due to the Covid 19 Directive Social Distancing will be in place in the Church and at the Cemetery.
Coolbanagher, Emo, Laois
Peacefully in the loving care of the staff of St Brigid’s Hospital Shane. Loving son of the late Peter and Bridget Malone and loving brother of the late William, Michael and Mary. Deeply regretted by his loving nephews Joe, Patsy, Peadar, Jimmy, Peter and Garrett, nieces Breda, Mary and Monica, grandnieces, grandnephews, neighbours and friends.
Reposing at his residence on Monday from 5pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday arriving St Paul’s Church Emo for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to the New Cemetery, Emo.
Due to the Covid 19 Directive Social Distancing will be in place at his residence, in the Church and at the Cemetery.
Bridget Delaney (née Connell)
Formerly of Cherrygarth & Meelick, Portlaoise, Laois
Peacefully, in the loving care of Bernie Brennan and staff of Bellard Lodge Nursing Home. Bridget (in her 102 year). Predeceased by her husband Martin and son Larry (Oak Park, Carlow). Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Mary and Anne Gleeson, daughter in law Kathleen and son in law Tim, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.
Due to goverment guidelines regarding public gatherings, a family funeral will take place on Monday, with requiem Mass at 12:00 noon in SS Peter & Paul’s church, followed by interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s cemetery.
Karl Kilmartin, Clondalkin, Dublin. July 7th 2020. unexpectedly, predeceased by his mother Marieann. Sadly mourned by his Dad Pat Kilmartin Greenroads, Ballybrophy, Co. Laois and Breda, sister Debbie, brother Jonathan, partner Donna, son Josh, daughter Brooke, brother-in-law Tony, sister-in-law Mairead, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney, Co. Laois on Sunday evening from 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock. Cremation will take place at Newlands Crematorium Dublin, arriving at 2pm on Monday 13th July, for Dublin arrangements please contact the family. As per the COVID-19 restrictions, please observe the current directive as advised by the Government. Karl’s family thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time. Family flowers only by request, donations in lieu to Pieta House. (pieta.ie/support-our-work/donate).
Knockanina, Mountrath, Laois/Portarlington, Laois
Mary McCarthy, late of Knockanina, Mountrath and No. 5. Patrick’s Avenue, Portarlington, Co .Laois. Died 10th July 2020, (peacefully) at home (5 Patrick’s Ave.), surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by loving her sister Briget (Phelan) and her husband Christoper, brother Jimmy (Birmingham, England), nieces Christine, Carmel and Diane, nephews Desmond, Brendan, Martin and Aidan, extended family, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Burke’s Funeral Home Mountrath this Friday evening from 7.0’clock with Rosary at 8.0’clock. Removal on Saturday morning to St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath, for Requiem Mass at 10.0’clock, followed by Burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath.
Margaret Fennelly (née Geraghty)
Thornberry, Abbeyleix, Laois
Suddenly at the General Hospital Portlaoise. Predeceased by her husband Jim. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Ann-Marie , Melissa and Siobhan, son James, partners Gary and Aby, grandson Louis, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family relatives and friends .
Reposing in the Church Of The Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix, on Sunday evening from 6pm, with Rosary at 8pm. Social distancing will apply. Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. House private.
Funeral Mass will be live streamed on https://abbeyleixparish.ie/webcam/
Roderick (Rody) Martin
Rose Cottage, Derry Road, Durrow, Laois
Martin, Roderick (Rody), Rose Cottage, Derry Road, Durrow, Co. Laois. Passed away peacefully at home in hia 93rd year on Wednesday 8th July 2020 in the loving care of his family.
Deeply regretted by his sorowing family, daughters Glinis, Sharen, Theresa and Marie, sister Lil, sons in law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and a large circle of friends. RIP.
A family requiem Mass will take place on Friday 10th July 2020 at 11am in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballacolla. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowes only please.
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